Lot 16 | Auction XIV

LOT 16

(B. Kuala Lumpur, 1946)

Back from the Sea, 2012

Signed “Kwan Chin” on lower left
44.5 x 38 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 26 of “Malaysian Villagescape by Kwan Chin” exhibition catalogue
Published in 2013 by KL Lifestyle Art Space

SOLD – RM 2,800

Kwan Chin has a penchant for the Malaysian country life, setting and people. This time, it is no different has he captures a group of village folk going about their daily lives with one carrying vegetable atop their head, as tradition would have it.

The lines and details of the batik are very clear and evident here, proving to the audience how much of an expert Kwan Chin is with his detailing when it comes to batik. The lovely display of colours sets a cheerful, sunny mood for the viewer, at the same time showcasing the complexity of batik-making.